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Unformatted text preview: pagoda, realizes that pagodas durability is complimented by modern building techniques from the West (8). This depicts the importance of blending ideas from different cultures, acknowledging Western scientific methods. Atsushis argument is not only convincing, but also enlightening, illustrating the development and constant improvement of Japanese architecture, in terms of sturdiness. More importantly, he revealed to me the value of multiculturalism and acceptance. Questions: 1.) What other structures in Japan use the same technique as that of Pagodas? 2.) Does the blending of Western and Asian civilization affect the West? 3.) What type of religious value do pagodas have? Name: Pao-Yuan Tso SID: 19185396...
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- Fall '08